Sharing knowledge in the dissemination and use of census data

Regional Seminar on Census Data Dissemination and Spatial Analysis will be held in Bangkok from 5-8 October in the context of the 2010 World Programme for Population and Housing Censuses

Organized by DESA’s Statistics Division, in cooperation with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the seminar will provide a forum for sharing national practices and experiences in the dissemination and use of census data.

The seminar will review emerging trends, innovative approaches and technological tools employed in the dissemination of census data. The seminar is expected to provide a basis for assessing existing national dissemination strategies as well as technologies used by national statistical offices. It will also aid in taking stock of national capacities and challenges for meeting the increasing requirements of census data users.

Furthermore, the seminar is expected to help in identifying good practices and lessons learned in the dissemination and analysis of census data. The ideas generated by the discussion and the recommendations made by participants will contribute towards the drafting of an international guideline for effective dissemination and utilization of census data.

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